Strong winds exacerbated conditions in Masonville, Colorado, as the Cameron Peak wildfire grew 20,000 acres in one day, forcing evacuations and damaging structures, reports said.
Robby Benson shared this footage from Masonville of the wildfire’s thick smoke plumes spreading with high winds. Residents received a mandatory evacuation order on Wednesday after the fire exploded overnight.
As of Thursday, the fire was the largest known wildfire in the history of Colorado, having scorched 164,140 acres, reports said. It was 56 percent contained on October 15, officials said. Credit: Robby Benson via Storyful